Each Dead Zone location is home to a Champion zombie that possesses a unique combination of attributes. These Champions are a little tougher to take down than your typical run-of-the-mill walker, but at the same time offer rewards and loot for their defeat.
There are a total of 13 Dead Zones and Champions hidden throughout Dead Island: Riptide. This handy text and video guide will aid you in finding where they are located. Some you might stumble across naturally through the course of playing the campaign. Others are a little more tucked away and difficult to spot.
Defeating all 13 Champions will award the Hunter-Seeker Achievement on Xbox 360 or Trophy on Playstation 3. Use the following Dead Island: Riptide Dead Zone locations guide to find and kill them all.
The following Dead Zones are located in the Flooded Jungle portion of the map.
James Nisira's Bungalow
Dead Zone 1: From the Paradise Survival Camp, take the road south toward where the Oil Storage is and spot James' Bungalow just behind the gas pumps. The Champion is James "Kille'r" Nisira.
Ocean View Bungalows
Dead Zone 2: Head southeast from the Halai Village and you will spot the Ocean View Bungalows and the Dead Zone in the southeast area of the Village. The Champion is Eduardo "Quick Death."
Dead Zone 3: This is perhaps the easiest Dead Zone to find as you encounter it during the campaign while saving Marcus. The Champion is Joe "Ogre" Somare.
Jimmy O'Neils Cave
Dead Zone 4: From the helicopter crash site, head northeast until you spot the cave where the Dead Zone is. Zombies tied up on a post mark the cave entrance. The Champion is Jimmy "Deathtrap" O'Neil.
Peter Spicer's Shack
Dead Zone 5: From the previous cave, head due west to the Breri Outpost and you can't miss the Shack. The Champion is Peter "The Undying" W. Spicer.
Olivier Weng's Hideout
Dead Zone 6: This Dead Zone is also located in a save. Head north from Peter's Shack and look for a cave along the dirt path. The Champion is Olivier "Deathbone" Wenge.
The following Dead Zones are located in the Henderson City area of the map.
Frankie O'Hara's Apartment
Dead Zone 7: Check the map and head to the Old Town Cinema. From there, head due north until you find the apartment and the Dead Zone. The Champion is Frankie "The Scourge" O'Hara.
Metzger Sloat's Hideout
Dead Zone 8: Go back to the Old Cinema and look in the building just south between the Cinema and the Church. The Champion is Metzger "Skullcrusher" Sloat.
Dead Zone 9: Find the entrance to the military area, a little west of the center of the map. The Warehouse is just south of the entrance. The Champion is Geoffrey "Walking Carcass" Nape.
Dr. JJ Evan's Clinic
Dead Zone 10: Head south from the Warehouse and you will run right into the Clinic with the Dead Zone inside. The Champion is Doctor "Scar" J J Evans.
George Serero's Apartment
Dead Zone 11: Exit the Clinic and continue south until you find the apartment located in the building northwest of the Sea Market. A red tarp marks the door. The Champion is George "Body Eater" Serero.
Joel Chubalba's Motel
Dead Zone 12: Head west from the Sea Market and find the Motel. It's easy to spot and right next to Sylvia's apartment. The Champion is Joel "Blackheart" Chubalba.
Ogio Moke's Laundry
Dead Zone 13: A bridge leads into Fort Henderson from the city. Head north from this bridge and hang on the east side of the city. The first door you come across is where the Dead Zone is. The Champion is Ogio "Blindspot" Moke.
Here's a video from YouTube that visually shows all the Dead Island: Riptide Dead Zone and Champions locations in under five minutes.